ecotone


eco·tone

noun \ˈē-kə-ˌtōn, ˈe-kə-\

Definition of ECOTONE

:  a transition area between two adjacent ecological communities
eco·ton·al \-ˌtō-nəl\ adjective

Origin of ECOTONE

ec- + Greek tonos tension — more at tone
First Known Use: 1904

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